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2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Range Launched, Gets Riding Modes, Smartphone Connectivity


The Special Edition variant comes with an exclusive matte black colour scheme with red alloy wheels, smartphone connectivity (called the TVS SmartXonnect), adjustable brake and clutch levers, and a new seat cover with printed logo. All these are in addition to whatever the other variants get. More about them in the following paragraph.

The biggest update has been made to the engine. All the variants of the 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V now come with three riding modes: Sport, Urban, and Rain. Here’s the table with the output figures and their comparison with its predecessor:

Riding Modes

2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

Sport

17.55PS at 9250 rpm 

14.73Nm at 7250 rpm

17.63PS at 9250rpm

14.73Nm at 7250rpm (no riding modes)

Urban / Rain

15.64PS at 8600 rpm

14.14Nm at 7250 rpm

NA

As you can see, there’s a slight drop in power in the 2022 model. However, TVS has balanced it out with the segment-first riding modes. This should also help newbie riders gain greater confidence while riding the motorcycle. The engine is mated to the same 5-speed transmission as before.

Apart from the riding modes, all the variants feature a gear position indicator, revised LED headlamp with LED DRL. The new headlamp can function in both low and high beams simultaneously. Except for the base variant, the others get a rear radial tyre. Radial rubber has a stronger sidewall than a conventional tyre, and that should help in improving the cornering confidence.

The top-end variant and the Special Edition model come with TVS SmartXonnect, which is TVS’ smartphone connectivity module. This allows the rider to use turn-by-turn navigation.

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What’s Unchanged?

The rest of the underpinnings and body panels have remained unchanged. The bike continues to use a telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, 270mm petal disc up front, and 130mm rear drum/200mm petal disc at the rear, with single-channel ABS as standard.

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TVS has blessed the already-popular and capable Apache RTR 160 4V range with an impressive set of updates. The new riding modes will certainly help the bike stand apart from the rest of its rivals. Even the pricing is right, on par with most of its competitors.



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